Texas woman seeks childhood

Margaret E. Moore-Scoggin, of Odessa, Texas, is searching for information about her childhood in Clovis — and would love to talk to anyone who might have lived here at the same time. Scoggin was born Margaret E. Moore in Clovis in July 1927 in a house in the three hundred block of Prince Street. The […]

Police blotter 6/25

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded about 2:30 a.m. on June 15 to the 1300 block of Hickory where a pregnant woman reported that her ex-boyfriend broke into the house and began yelling and pulling her hair with her children present. — Police arrived at […]

Billy the Kid still famous after all these years

By Don McAlavy Again Billy the Kid has gained access to the front pages of newspapers. Witness the latest from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office where he (the state) will investigate whether Billy is really buried in Fort Sumner; whether Brushy Bill Roberts is really Billy; whether Sheriff Pat Garrett helped Billy escape the Lincoln County […]

Clewis, James

James Clewis Services: Have been held. Mr. James Clewis, 57, of Muleshoe, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 20, 1945, in Rosebud, Texas, to Lorean Taylor and D.C. Clewis. He lived in Texas all his life. He moved to Muleshoe from Whiteface, Texas, in 1974. He was a farmer and […]

Clovis judge goes to U.S. Senate confirmation hearing

A longtime Clovis attorney and state district court judge will appear before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon for hearings to confirm his appointment to the federal district court bench in New Mexico. If approved by the Judiciary Committee and confirmed by the full Senate, Judge Robert Brack will become one of five federal […]

Why all the fuss about gay marriages?

Tibor Machan Canada is now recognizing gay marriages, and many in America think it is embarrassing that our country is lagging behind. Well, just wait a minute. When gay marriages are not being recognized it isn’t just that one is opposed to them. There can be full acceptance of such marriages while still resisting them, […]

Williamson, Betty

Betty Williamson Services: Have been held. Betty McCorkle Williamson, 67, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 22, 2003. She was born on Nov. 29, 1935, in Alamogordo to Robert R. and Vina McCorkle. She graduated from Taos High School in 1954. She married Bud Williamson in 1956. They moved to Albuquerque in 1959. She graduated from […]

Giants breeze to Tri-County Minor League title

CNJ staff The Clovis American Giants scored early and often Saturday en route to a 10-0 over the Tucumcari Elks in the championship game of the Tri-County Minor League tournament at Dickenson Field. The Giants outscored their opponents 49 to 5 while going undefeated in the double-elimination tournament. “It was an unbelievable experience for everyone […]

Clovis advances to summer league final

By Eric Butler FARWELL — Though they only won by six points in an earlier matchup, the Clovis Wildcats strolled into the championship game of the West Texas-New Mexico Phenoms Summer League by walloping Grady 76-29 in a semifinal game at Farwell High School. Clovis will play Portales in the finals at 5 p.m. (MDT) […]

Clovis resident worried about Patriot Act

By Jack King One Clovis woman has started a lonely campaign to get the Clovis City Commission to pass a resolution questioning the U.S. Patriot Act. Christine Nahmens said she has never been involved in a political action before and shies away from publicity. But she said she was moved to take action because she […]

Store owner fighting tobacco citation

By Darrell Todd Maurina After a quarter-century of doing business in Clovis, Warren Nuckols Jr. said he has years of experience dealing with shoplifters. According to him, his Quick Stop business on the corner of 13th and Thornton loses $6,000 to $8,000 every year due to shoplifting and burglaries. So when he saw a man […]

Money headed to Clovis Municipal Airport

By Gary Mitchell The Clovis Municipal Airport will receive $457,818 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for improvements to the facility, according to New Mexico’s congressional delegation. U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., reported Friday that the U.S. Transportation Department has approved an award of 19 grants worth more than $5.53 million to […]

Cannon airman wins Clovis city golf championship

CNJ staff Randy Moore recovered from a potentially disastrous start and went on to win the two-day Clovis City Championship Sunday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. A weapons specialist at Cannon Air Force Base, Moore rebounded from a triple bogey on the first hole to shoot a 75 and win the 36-hole tournament title by […]

Nippert, Marie

Mrs. Marie Ball Nippert, 89, of Clovis, a housewife, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 2, 1913, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to Ernest E. and Nannie Riley Peacock. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Vernie D. Ball […]

Cox, J.D.

J.D. “Red” Cox, 77, of Lubbock, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Elida, to Sally Ann and J.D. “Dory” Cox. His mother died when he was 2 weeks old. He was raised by his grandmother until the age of 13. When his grandmother died he went […]

Hallford, Mary

Mrs. Mary Hallford, 96, of Portales, died Friday, June 21, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on July 7, 1906, in Hall County, Texas, to Ollie and Alexander Cooper. She was the oldest of her family. She lived her early life in the area where she was born. On July […]

Foster, Lola

Mrs. Lola Fay Foster, 62, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on April 13, 1941, in Cuervo, to Johnny and Edna Harrison Cones. She moved to Fort Sumner in 1943 where she attended school. She married Dick Foster on Aug. 30, 1958, in Clovis. Family […]

Local Potter book sales steady

By Janet Bresenham Excitement about the weekend release of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” has reached Clovis readers, but the mania over the fifth in the series by author J.K. Rowling appears to be more subdued on the local front. Sales associates Nikki Reed and Angela Murphy-Dye at B. Dalton Bookstore in […]

Clovis growing in some ways, not others

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about new businesses moving into town less than two years after Kmart closed its doors. Here are some responses: “Clovis is just turning into another cookie cutter American city/town. They call it progress but I’m not sure! “In just a short 20 years, the place the United States […]

Burma Shave signs are thing of the past

By Bob Huber When I was in my mid-youth crisis, Burma Shave signs on America’s roads were as common and comfortable as old shoes. Whenever a new one cropped up, we repeated its rhyming couplets over and over from bar stools to pulpits.  For you younguns, Burma Shave signs were little poems obligingly spaced line […]